I've been battling with these darned snakey socks - and to cap it all they don't even fit!?*$
They are supposed to fit a 'medium' woman with no actual measurements - well, they're at least an inch too short for me. (I'm a UK size 7, continental size 41). I realised they weren't going to fit when I got into the main part of the foot- and the instructions told me to knit more garter rows after the toe shaping - far too late! Ah well, they'll make a nice pressie for a friend with small feet, and it's been fun deciding who I can bestow them on.
The pattern isn't quite right either - there's a P1 missing here and a K2 missing there which all mounts up to a deal of tinking and frogging. Not to mention the differences between the two socks - what with pooling and striping differently - all good lessons learned. There's been a heap of bodging but I'm on the final run now - just the ankle and cuff to finish... thank goodness!
A finished object from last year: Remember that Alice Starmore jumper I was knitting for DS? I've been trying to pin him down for a photograph since I gave it to him - here it is:
Pattern: 'Baltic' from Alice Starmore's Fisherman's Sweaters
yarn used: Sirdar Denim (which was far more economical and durable than the original Rowan magpie - I have loads left over!)
knitted on 4 1/2mm needles in the round... (no sewing up!)
The bottom keeps curling up despite blocking. DS loves it - it's comfortable and he can bung it in the washing machine and it's still looking good.